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Prime 5 Women in Combat
Transcript of Prime 5 Women in Combat
Nordland, R (2011, June 21). For Soldiers, Death Sees No Gender Lines. NYTimes.com. Retrieved Feb. 3, 2013 from
http://www.wayoflife.org/index_files/archive-feb-2013.html Image Sources Get Involved Major Mary Hegar @Military_Women By using hash tags like #equality4ServiceWomen, we hope to elevate and amplify the conversation around the military discussion and demand fairness for servicewomen - ACLU History would be completely different! What if women were NOT involved at all? "By just sitting down and talking with them we were showing them that we do care and that we're here to help them" –Buschman
"They are influential because they are able to engage the families in a way their male counterparts cannot"
– Buschman Importance of Women in Combat? Female Engagement Teams The male soldiers are prohibited from talking to Afghan women due to cultural norms, so in order to engage the female populace the American Army has established female engagement teams Do you see equals? Let's take a look at a few influential women in Today's society What do you see here?
Just your average women? Specialist Devin Snyder Women are soldiers now. There isn’t a formula for the “perfect soldier” only those who are willing to die trying to become it. What about her?
Did your opinion change? Becoming the Alpha-Female Can women survive the aggressive lifestyle of war?
Women need to build up a tough layer of skin Men in the Marines have their doubts, but women interviewed have none. Women know what they can handle and are willing to be pushed. -Devin Snyder was the 18th women to die in Afghanistan
- She had a highway dedicated to her after her death in Western New York where she was from Set Standards
Hold everyone to the same requirements in order to pass boot camp -she was a 20 year old from Cohocton, NY.
-She was a high school track star
-Often exceeded the perfect 300 PT score This Will Lead to... Background Women should be able to be part of the backbone of the army! Girly -She had floral tattoos
-Loved the color pink
-Wanted to be a model Why do people think women
like Specialist Snyder
shouldn't be able to
serve their country? Its not fair to them!!!! -Air Force Combat Co-Pilot
-During a tour in 2009 she was shot
-She finished the mission even after
being told to return to base Contrary to Belief... Are We Strong Enough? YES WE ARE!!! Women say that they haven't ever been asked to show full potential Araff, J. (2007, May 7). 'There is no front line' for women in Iraq. World Blog. Retrieved March 1, 2013, from http://worldblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2007/08/31/4376392-there-is-no-front-line-for-women-in-iraq?liteBrennan, Thomas (2013). Women in Combat? Some Marines React. NYTimes.com. Feb. 21,2013. http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/29/women-in-combat-some-marines-react/Bumiller, E. (2013, January 23). Pentagon Set to Lift Ban on Women in Combat Roles - NYTimes.com. The New York Times. Retrieved March 1, 2013, from http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/24/us/pentagon-says-it-is-lifting-ban-on-women-in-combat.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&Dao, James (2013). When the Bullets Flew, “They Didn’t Care That I was a Woman”. NYTimes.com. Feb. 21, 2013. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/25/us/from-front-lines-women-offer-evidence-on-ability-in-combat.html?ref=jamesdao&_r=0Fishel, J. (2013, January 24). Military leaders lift ban on women in combat roles | Fox News. FoxNews.com. Retrieved March 3, 2013, from http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/24/panetta-opens-combat-roles-to-women/Gay, A. (2012). Tweet to restore fairness to servicewomen. Retrieved from ACLU’s website: http://www.aclu.org/blog/reproductive-freedom-national-security-womens-rights/tweet-restore-fairness-servicewomenHegar, M. (2012). Women warriors are on the battlefield. Eliminate outdated, unfair military combat exclusion policy. Retrieved from ACLU’s Website: http://www.aclu.org/blog/womens-rights/women-warriors-are-battlefield-eliminate-outdated-unfair-military-combatJefferson, T (1776). The Declaration of Independence. Archives.gov. Retrieved March. 5, 2013 from http://www.archives.gov McCullough C. (2012). Female engagement teams: who they are and why they do it. Retrieved from official homepage of United States Army: http://www.army.mil/article/88366/Migdal, A. (2012). Lioness: the reality of women’s combat experiences. Retrieved from ACLU’s website: http://www.aclu.org/blog/womens-rights/lioness-reality-womens-combat-experiencesMigdal, A. (2013). Women in combat: policy, meet reality. Retrieved from ACLU’s web site: http://www.aclu.org/blog/womens-rights/women-combat-policy-meet-realityNordland, R (2011, June 21). For Soldiers, Death Sees No Gender Lines. NYTimes.com. Retrieved Feb. 3, 2013 from http://www.nytimes.comRubin, Alissa J. (2013). On the Job in Afghanistan, Female Soldiers Reflect. NYTimes.com. Feb. 21, 2013. http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/28/on-the-job-in-afghanistan-female-soldiers-reflect/ According to ACLU over 250,000 individual positions in combat would you go away You should!